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Be My Baby: A Memoir

Be My Baby: A Memoir

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"Do I have to tell you that Ronnie's got one of the greatest female rock-and-roll voices of all time? She stands alone."
--Keith Richards

Be My Baby is the behind-the-scenes story--newly updated, and with an especially timely message--of how the original bad girl of rock and roll, Ronnie Spector, survived marriage to a monster and carved out a space for herself amid the chaos of the 1960s music scene and beyond.

Ronnie's first collaboration with producer Phil Spector, "Be My Baby," shot Ronnie and the Ronettes to stardom. No one sounded like Ronnie, with her alluring blend of innocence and knowing, but her voice would soon be silenced as Spector sequestered her behind electric gates, guard dogs, and barbed wire.

It took everything Ronnie had to escape her prisonlike marriage and wrest back control of her life, her music, and her legacy. And as shown in this edition, which includes a 2021 postscript from Ronnie, her life became proof that our challenges do not define us and there is always the potential to forge a fuller life.

In Be My Baby, the incomparable Ronnie Spector offered a whirlwind account of the ever-shifting path of an iconic artist. And, more than anything else, she gave us an inspiring tale of triumph.

Author: Ronnie Spector
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781250837196

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2021 pg. 23
Shelf Awareness 05/06/2022

About the Author

Ronnie Spector became an icon when she rose to fame as lead singer of the Ronettes, the influential girl group responsible for a string of hits that included "Walking in the Rain," "Baby I Love You," and "Be My Baby," which Brian Wilson has called "the greatest record ever made." The embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of rock and roll, Ronnie Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008.

Vince Waldron is an author and Emmy-winning writer. He lives in Los Angeles.
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